Williams Inks Tender, Battle Ensues

Demetrius Williams and Tony Moll signed their restricted free agent tenders.

Posted by Mike Duffy on Monday, April 19th, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Categories: Mike Duffy

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The Ravens officially inked two more restricted free agents on Monday with the signings of wide receiver Demetrius Williams and guard/tackle Tony Moll.

That means the players, who each received low tender offers – will likely be with Baltimore for the 2010 campaign, unless another team would like to trade for them.

Williams is facing a big offseason. Entering his fifth year since the Ravens spent a fourth-round draft pick on him in 2006, Williams must battle through a crowded group at receiver, as Baltimore added Anquan Boldin and Donte’ Stallworth this spring while also re-signing Derrick Mason.

Because Mark Clayton is also expected back, the 6-foot-2, 202-pound wideout will compete with a host of young receivers – including Marcus Smith, Justin Harper and Eron Riley – for a spot on the active roster.

Last season, Williams caught eight passes for 142 yards, and he owns 63 receptions for 1,008 yards and four touchdowns for his career.

Moll, who was acquired via trade with the Green Bay Packers in September 2009, provides the Ravens with solid depth along the offensive line. He saw action in five games last year and boasts 18-career starts (11 at right guard and seven at right tackle).

Williams and Moll have both been active participants in the Ravens’ voluntary offseason conditioning program.

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